Already a very impressive player at Southampton, Sadio Mané appears to have gone up another level since arriving at Liverpool, and many are already predicting him to be one of the signings of the season.
The Senegalese forward has scored three goals and picked up three assists in his first six appearances under Jürgen Klopp, and if he carries on in this form, those predictions might be right.
His pace and dribbling can be a nightmare for defenders, and while his quick adaptation might have surprised a few, that wasn’t the case for his international teammate Moussa Sow, who was speaking to Sen360 on Thursday.
He said: “I remember when he was still playing in Austria and Demba Ba (who was at Chelsea at the time) was telling him often in the national team that if he stayed serious, the Premier League would come for him. And he wasn’t talking about the small teams, but the big ones.
“In the end, he’s signed for Liverpool. He listened, he succeeded and did nice things, scoring important goals and being decisive. I’m really happy for him.”
The striker also explained that while Mané might not be a leader per se, he has everything to be an important player, as long as he keeps working hard and doesn’t relax now that he’s at a big club.
In the end, an in-form Mané is a bonus for both Liverpool and the Senegal national team.
Currently on loan at Fenerbahçe from Al-Ahli in the UAE, Sow is now back in the Senegal squad after being left out ever since his move to the Middle East.